Things to Do

Portland is a great place to visit and it always has so much going on. For those of you who are coming from out of town Kyle and I thought it would be good to give a few recommendations of what you might be interesting in check out.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-2811

Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the US and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest.  The museum is internationally-recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the museum’s holding and world’s finest collection. The permanent collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square-feet of galleries, reflection the history of art from ancient ties of today.  The museum is located in the heart of downtown’s cultural district


Monday Closed
Tue 10am-5pm
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-8pm
Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12pm-5pm
General Admission
$15 Adults
$12 Seniors 55+ College Students
Free Children 17 and under


International Rose Test Garden

Washington Park
400 SW Kingston Ave Portland, OR 97205
Visit one of the largest and oldest rose test gardens in the country- for free. The international rose test garden, just minutes from downtown Portland in Washington Park, has over 8,000 rose bushes, spectacular views of the city, and onsite Rose Garden Gift Shop. The garden is open daily 7am-9pm


Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-3623
Nestled in the West Hills of Portland, Pittock Mansion soars 1,000 feet above the city’s skyline. A century old symbol of Portland’s dramatic transformation from a small lumber town to a bustling city, it’s an architectural wonder.

Open daily 11am-4pm February through June and September through December


Portland Japanese Garden

Washington Park

611 S.W. Kingston Avenue Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-1321
Nestle in the city’s scenic West Hills; the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty that has been proclaimed the authentic Japanese garden that has been proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Encompassing 5.5 acres and offering five separate garden styles, in includes meandering streams, intimate walkways, koi ponds, and an unsurpassed view of Mt. Hood. View an authentic Japanese tea house and visit the award-winning gift store. Open daily April 1-September 30 10am-7pm; October 1-March 31 10am-4pm. Open Mondays at Noon.


Portland Saturday Market

SW Ankeny and Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97209

Join the distinctive Portland experience at the nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique arts and crafts created by people who sell them. Listen to live local music and enjoy a plethora of exotic foods. Open rain or shine, Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm March through December 24th

Lan Su Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-8131

Lan Su Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasure. Built by Chinese artisans, it’s the most authentic Chinese garden outside of China. Much more than just a beautiful garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder- a powerful insiring experience based on a 2,000 year old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design, and nature in perect harmony. Once inside the garden’s walls, you’ll feel as if you traveled through time to another era in a faraway world.


10am-6pm April 1-October 31


$9.50 Adults
$8.50 Seniors (age 62 & over)
$7.00 Students (age 6-18 and college students with I.D.)
$28 Family Pass (two adults, two students)
Children five and under are free


Powell’s Book Store

1005 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209

Powell’s book store is the largest in the northwest. It is over 68,000 square feet packed with books. With over 1,000,000 volumes on the shelves. Powell’s stocks 122 major subject areas and more than 3,500 subsections.

Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Book buying hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rare Book Room:
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Outside of Portland


Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and Wings and Waterpark

500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 434-4180

The Evergreen Museum Campus strives to inspire and educate students of all ages, while also preserving aerospace history and honoring patriotic service of our veterans. The campus includes an aviation and space museum with more than 100 aircraft, and IMAX 3D theater, and a brand new waterpark.


Open daily 9am-5pm


Adult $25.00
Senior $24.00
Youth $23.00

Woodburn Company Stores (Outlet Mall)

1-5 exit 217

With 114 outlet stores, Woodburn Company Stores is the largest tax-free outlet center in the west. Big-name brands and outlet savings just 25 minutes south of downtown Portland.


Cannon Beach

The City of Cannon Beach is located on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Oregon, 80 miles west of Portland and 25 miles south of Astoria, Cannon Beach is surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of forests, ocean beaches, and rivers. Only four miles in length, and with a population of 1,695, Cannon Beach is a popular and picturesque resort area, playing host to an estimated over 750,000 visitors annually.


Mt. Hood Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows offers the most spectacular and varied terrain in the Northwest. We have a huge mountain with terrain for everyone, magnificent views and snowfall beyond belief .voted by Oregonians for having the best crusing intermediate terrain in the state, Meadows offers more than 2,150 acres of pure enjoyment. Rising to its highest lift-served elevation of 7,300 feet, you’ll feel like you’re on the top of the world as you take in a panoramic view to the east and south.


Restaurant Suggestions

Stone Cliff Inn

17900 S Clackamas River Dr. Oregon City, OR 97045



Mi Famiglia

701 Main St.  Oregon City, OR 97045




334 Warner Milne Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045


 Killer Burger

4644 NE Sandy Portland, OR  (47th and Sandy)


Ken’s Artisan Pizza

304 SE 28th Ave  Portland, OR 97214

(503) 517-9951


Russell Street Bar-B-Que

325 NE Russell St.  Portland, OR 97212
(503) 528-8224


Fire on The Mountain

1708 E Burnside Portland, OR


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